Union Baptist Association
Monday, October 20, 2014
Linked Together

Director of Missions

              Dennis'                Dialogue
Now you see them, now you don’t….
Now you see them, now you don’t. Sounds like magic doesn’t it? I guess in a way it really is - these kids of ours that is. One day, they’re playing with toy cars, the next – they’re driving ours. Then they buy their own. One day they were children, and the next they are adults. One day they are bouncing around the house raising a ruckus, and the next they are bringing their own children around to raise a ruckus! Life works the magic of growth, and change always comes. But with life being what it is, we know that the original is somehow a part of the new.
That’s the way life is to us. We grow and change, but yet who we are never really leaves us. In that reality, we never lose our children or never lose contact with our parents. In this process of life, we have a continuity of living and being which gives us direction. Our grandchildren are our investment into the near future of the journey.
I believe that we are also the children of God. He is the Father-Creator who brought all that is into being. We are the highest form of His creative energy, modeled after Himself. Because of who we are in Him, we have worth, value and dignity. We have a family name, Christian which means, Christ like. We have family, brothers and sisters around the world. Some of us have children in Christ, those whom we have brought to Christ as Savior. Some of us even have Grandchildren in the Lord! The Father gave us life in and through Christ. The life in Christ we live has a journey and a purpose just as our earthly life does. (Gal. 2:20)
Time has a way of slipping away from us unnoticed, just as our children disappeared into adulthood. We sometimes wonder "Where have the days gone?" It is only in Christ that we come to understand the purpose of God for our lives. This world, this life, is a prelude to the next. There is a meaning to our being, and we are not alone. God is with us. When we struggle with where someone has gone, where the days have gone, indeed where life itself has gone, we have the abiding hope of knowing that all of our days are in God’s unchangeable hands. Our journey is a part of His plan, and He has plans to bring our lives to good.
There really isn’t any deep secret to life. The truth is that God is life, and we are a part of His unchangeable love. I take a lot of comfort in knowing that God doesn’t count days or measure time the way I do. I became a Christian on September 21, 1959. It seems that it was only yesterday I made that decision, and now 56 years later, I wonder where the days have gone. For God, it was only yesterday!
Enjoy the journey – you are only passing through!